Rich On Tech

Rich On Tech

TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech news, gadget reviews, helpful apps and answers your questions. richontech.tv

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June 22, 2024 108 mins

Rich talks about the challenges of technology and acting as tech support for friends and family members. Make a QR Code so visitors can connect your guest wifi network easily.

See highlights of my NJ/NYC trip here on Instagram.

Tony in Van Nuys wants to know what to look for in a VPN. Mentioned free VPN from Proton.

Thomas in Carlsbad needs help with his mesh network.

Rich appeared on a NYC billboard and you can too by downloading the ...

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Rich detailed new features coming soon to iOS 18 and Apple Intelligence.

Steve from Pittsburgh asked about eSIMs for international travel. Rich mentioned Airalo (use my code RICH5375 for $3 off), GigSky’s FREE 100 MB eSIM and Saily.

Microsoft is delaying its AI Recall feature.

Tony in Los Angeles is curious about the iPhone’s Live Voicemail.

Sue in the Pacific Palisades is concerned Fall Detection on the Apple Watch isn’t working prope...

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Rich mentioned two helpful travel sites in his Newsletter: PointsYeah allows you to search across multiple points and rewards programs at once for flights and hotels, and Turbli allows you to check the turbulence forecast for your flight.

Rich says the Nothing Ear buds are excellent.

Rich talked about portable chargers for your smartphone. The more mAh, the more charges you’ll get (10,000 is a good bet); look for USB-C charging in AN...

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Rich discusses how Google’s new AI Overviews feature got out of control and how the company plans to improve it.

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Mark in Lomita asks about a dash cam under $200. Rich mentioned Nexar, Vantrue & VAVA.

The FBI helped to take down a major international botnet. Here’s how to check if your computer had malicious VPN software installed.

John in Fa...

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Rich talked about going to Seattle for two Microsoft events. One focused on their new CoPilot+ PCs and the other was the Microsoft Build developer conference.

Rich talked about the new Recall feature on Windows computers that remembers everything on your screen.

Bill in Julian wants a printer that he can print with from his phone but has no WiFi. Rich suggests looking for a printer with WiFi Direct capabilities. Bill mentioned he has...

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Rich talks about the AI war between ChatGPT and Google.

Manny in Covina wants to know how much an old computer textbook is worth.

Netflix signed a three-year deal with the NFL; they’ll start by showing two games on Christmas Day 2024.

Mark in San Diego is getting rid of DSL and wants to know if Internet Air is reliable. Rich says to compare what’s available in his area using SpeedTest’s ISP tool. Also, check to see what the AT&T inter...

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Rich remembers his colleague Sam Rubin.

Apple unveiled new iPads at an event called Let Loose. We saw new iPad Air and Pro models, a new Apple Pencil Pro, and updated Final Cut and Logic Pro apps.

Jeff, in Fort Worth, Texas, is trying to connect LED lights that use 2.4 GHz to his Google Nest Wifi.

Chris Sheldrick, creator of the app What3words, will explain how to use it to tell someone your exact location using simple words.

Samsung i...

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May 4, 2024 107 mins

Rich opens the mailbag to answer listener questions.

Victor asked if Apple will introduce a new iPad Pro this year. Rich says Apple’s Let Loose event on May 7 is expected to unveil new models.

Tish asks if she should use AT&T Internet Air or Spectrum Fiber at 1 gigabit speed.

Michael, who is in Kentucky, asks how to hide his real phone number when signing up for services. Rich mentioned Cloaked, Burner App, T-Mobile DIGITS, Verizon’s ...

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Rich talked about his experience using high-speed Starlink internet on Hawaiian Airlines.

Perry in Glendale needs help with his Outlook. Rich says to check the Spectrum settings here.

Ryan Ozawa, Native Hawaiian tech journalist and publisher of the Hawaii Bulletin, will talk about the startup scene in Hawaii.

Some Apple users were unexpectedly logged out of their accounts, forcing them to reset their passwords to get back in.

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Rich discusses the current state of self-driving and autonomous cars.

Rick in Manhattan Beach wants a way to get music onto his iPod Shuffle. Rich recommended WALTR Pro. On Windows, try CopyTrans Manager.

China has ordered Apple to remove WhatsApp, Threads, Signal and Telegram from the App Store.

Laura Mae Martin, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor and author Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing.

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Rich discusses how we are automating jobs out of existence and the secret to keeping yours.

Chuck, in Pasadena, visited a robot that made a burger chain called Cali Express. Here’s my original video on Flippy, the burger-flipping robot.

The Roku hack is worse than expected. The company says it has affected more than 500,000 accounts.

Dave Malkoff, a CBS News reporter, talks about reporting on the Total Eclipse. He recommended two apps...

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Episode Summary:

In this episode, Rich DeMuro shares a variety of useful websites, apps, and tech tips to make life easier and more secure. He discusses the importance of online privacy and security, offers advice on smartphone insurance, and explores the challenges and benefits of transitioning to a "dumb phone." The show also features an interview with a digital minimalist who shares insights on reducing screen time and finding ba...

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Topics covered:

1. Gmail has turned 20 years old and has evolved significantly since its launch on April 1, 2004.

2. AT&T has announced a massive data breach affecting 7.6 million current customers and 65.4 million former customers, with personal information like social security numbers exposed.

3. Instagram is now limiting political content by default ahead of elections, but users can change this in their settings.

4. Google Maps ...

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Rich explains the antitrust case against Apple.

Tammi asks why Meta’s Messenger is asking her to set up a 6-digit PIN.

Rich attends the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference to learn about assistive technologies for the disability community. InnoCaption. Caption Call. Vibio. PlayStation Access Controller. Monarch. OKO App.

Diana in Torrance wants remote desktop software to access her MacBook Pro remotely. Rich says to check out TeamVie...

63 - March 16, 2024

Rich DeMuro talks about tech news, tips, and gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.

Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on 350+ stations nationwide.

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Rich talks about his initial experiences with the Apple Vision Pro.

Once again, there is talk of a TikTok ban in the U.S.

Janice in Redondo Beach hates the update on the Apple Watch and wants to know if she can go back. It’s not easy, but Rich recommends checking out the very thorough User Guide Apple publishes for its products. Open the Books app and search product + user guide and look for the guides published by Apple.

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Rich talks about how he books his travel, including his tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flights and best hotels.

Benjamin in Pacific Palisades wants to know if he should upgrade his DSL connection to fiber.

Netflix is no longer allowing existing customers to pay through Apple, they will need to provide a credit or debit card directly through the Netflix website.

Kate Kozuch, managing editor at Tom’s Guide, joined to talk all ...

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Rich talked about the AT&T outage and the healthcare hack this week, and how it got him to thinking about having a backup plan.

International authorities busted a major ransomware hacking group called LockBit and released free software to help victims unlock their files.

Thurman in Massachusetts wants an alternative to the Thunderbird email app. Rich recommends checking out a website called AlternativeTo.net.

Bill in San Diego wan...

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Rich talks about helping out a colleague get his computer back up and running. It took longer than he expected and Disk Drill was a savior.

Cam in Los Angeles wants to know about how to find their information on the Dark Web. Rich mentioned Hayley Kaplan for investigations, but also mentioned tools including Google’s Results About You, Google One Dark Web Monitoring and Mozilla Monitor, which he’s tried. Other resources include http...

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Rich talked about going to Chicago for the Auto Show and how it’s great to see the auto revolution in person. See his highlights here.

He mentioned a company called Emergency Safety Solutions that is trying to eliminate disabled vehicle crashes.

He also mentioned upgrading his TV for the Super Bowl and recommends going OLED if you can. Also, he discovered modern TVs are spying on you with a feature called Automatic Content Recognitio...

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